Marilyn H. Marner, 83, of Iowa City, died peacefully Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Mercy Hospice following a long illness.
Memorial Services celebrating Marilyn’s life were held June 21 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle and Rev. John Raab. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice or Mercy Hospital Foundation for Mercy Hospice.
Marilyn was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the daughter of Rev. Norman and Bernice (Rocke) Hobbs. She was a 1945 graduate of City High School and attended Hesston College, Kansas. Marilyn married Donald Marner on Nov. 5, 1946, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
Marilyn was a district manager and area representative for Avon. Most important in her life was her family and her home, which was always immaculate. She loved to travel, especially to Europe, and enjoyed the time spent with her American Eskimo dogs.
Marilyn was a member of First United Methodist Church and a longtime member and past president of Sweet Adelines.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Donald and their two children, Steve (Joyce) Marner of Solon and Gail (Wyatt) Cook of Bellevue, Wash.; three grandchildren, Callie, Jack and Helen; great-grandson Cole; nieces and nephews, Dennis (Jackie) Gordon, Dave Gordon, Anita (Steve) Puffer, Susie (Dan) Engelbrecht, Brett Gordon and Jim Gordon.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lorraine, niece and nephew Joan and Todd Gordon.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com .